These very special editions highlight the lives and music of young composers and artists who are between the ages of six and eighteen.
Music by Young People for Young People
edited by Elizabeth Manduca
These very special editions highlight the lives and music of young composers and artists who are between the ages of six and eighteen. We have developed this series of music by young people to help them become recognized and to support their efforts as composers. We hope that supported in this way, these young composers will continue to write successfully as adults. We also want to show the general public just how wonderfully creative children can be, and to impress upon them the importance of the arts in our society. Some of these works and the new works being produced have appeared in Clavier’s Piano Explorer magazine, have been winners or entries in various composition contests, have been commissioned by youth orchestras, and have been heard over National Public Radio. Each book has a cover designed by a young artist. Art contests are held in schools. The children can submit hand drawn or computer generated art and the winning design is placed on the cover. Composers can submit their own art work with their musical submission. Portions of the profits from this series go to composition scholarships for young composers. “If you haven’t taken the plunge to include composition in your studio, this volume is well worth investigating.” (American Music Teacher) “These pieces are gems in the rough and demonstrate the importance of creativity in the lives of these youngsters.” (Piano and Keyboard magazine)
• Early intermediate piano
• Includes: A Deserted Island, Keeping In Touch, The Hidden Secret, On the Carousel, Seals, Frijoles Canyon Indian Cliff, and Dwellings.
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